How To Get Around in Volendam
The village is easily explored on foot. If you intend to visit places close by, renting a bike is a good option.
Riding a bicycle is a popular way for transportation among the local residents, maybe due to the fact that the city is relatively small (with a population of about 22,000 people), and thus, the distances are short. Many of the nearby hotels offer bicycle rentals starting at $9 per day, and there are discounts available if you rent a bicycle for a longer period of time. There are some established bicycling rules in here. First, always lock your bike. Second, when on a crowded street, walk your bicycle instead of riding it. Third, always use a light when riding at night, and follow the road rules, as the traffic police won’t hesitate to fine you just because you’re on a bicycle.
Taxis are a good way of transportation, but be aware that they are expensive. Their rate is $2 per km, and by the end of the ride, the taxi drivers usually expect a tip of 5-10%. The good thing is that this rate is steady and doesn’t depend on whether it’s day or night. The cars are new and well maintained, which guarantees a comfortable ride. It is recommended to call a taxi from your hotel to avoid waiting for one.